Endometriosis and the Gut, A Powerful Connection

endometriosis

Endometriosis.  You’ve likely heard this term before, but do you know what it is?  Perhaps you know someone who has been afflicted by this painful disorder. Or maybe, you’re an endometriosis warrior yourself. The prevalence of endometriosis is estimated at 10% of reproductive women worldwide.  That’s 1 in 10 females between the ages of 12…

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FODMAPs Explained 

FODMAPs Explained

Most people do not have to follow the low FODMAP diet to have a good life. However, those who suffer from IBS may find this food plan the best way to manage the painful symptoms of the disease. 

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Autoimmune Disease and the Gut

autoimmune disease

As we continue to grow in depth of knowledge about gut health, let’s further our investigation about the immune system as it relates to autoimmune disease.  We should begin with the definition of autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is when the body seemingly spontaneously recognizes the native cells of the body as foreign invaders. Because…

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Gut-Brain Axis

Man with anxiety

The connection between the gut and the brain is a two-way street. This ‘street’ is referred to as the gut-brain axis. For every 1 message going from the brain to the gut, there are 9 going from the gut to the brain! Your gut and brain are connected through the central nervous system, immune system, and…

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Back to School Checklist

Back to School checklist

It’s already time to begin thinking about changing up the daily routine as many of us are preparing the kids to go back to school. Stay organized and feel accomplished with checklists! Week Before Back-to-School Checklist If you have a young child who may be a bit nervous for the school year to start, this…

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Overnight Oats Recipe + Flavor Inspiration

Overnight Oats

With school and busy morning routines rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how to quickly and nutritiously feed those kids before they head out the door. Overnight oats are exactly that: A great way to fuel the body and microbiome to prep the brain to learn and grow. Eat them cold during the…

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Hummus Bowl with Chicken ‘Shawarma’ Recipe

hummus bowl

Hummus is a great way to add fiber in a flavorful way to dinner. Personalize your hummus bowl with your favorite toppings – the sky is the limit! Just imagine your favorite protein or grain, crunchy vegetables, briny olives, pickled onion, and salty cheese on a velvety bed of hummus. Use pita, naan, or even…

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Quick Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

These gut-friendly beauties add a nice, cool tang to any meal. Pickled onions ferment in a snap and can be ready for dinner tonight! Raw onions make a great prebiotic, and this has got to be the tastiest way to eat raw onion.  Ingredients:  1 medium red onion, thinly sliced  2 teaspoons maple syrup  ½ teaspoon…

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Hydration Motivation

Pouring water

The human body uses water for many processes to maintain homeostasis. It is also used in the body’s efforts to regulate body temperature, deliver nutrients, maintain electrolyte balance, and keep organs working correctly.  As we’ve learned before, one of the primary roles of the lining of the gut is to transport nutrients from the gut…

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